jiǔ wine; liquor

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, yǒu wine vessel; Tenth earthly branch radical 164]

Note

Combines the picture of an amphora (storage vessel) with the liquid radical
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using shuǐ : hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)

Sounds same

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (long time)

Different tone

jiù (fault) jiù (at once) jiù (old)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

酒泉 Jiuquan, Gansu

Proverbs

狗猛酒酸 gǒu měng jiǔ suān Bad company discourages true friends
今朝有酒今朝醉 jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì Take advantage of good fortune while it is around
酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love. Fair weather friends

Phrases

啤酒 pí jiǔ beer
葡萄酒 pú táo jiǔ wine

Also

酒浆 jiǔ jiāng wine
The Chinese Emperor

The Chinese Emperor

History

The institution of Emperor, as head of the Chinese family of people, lasted for thousands of years and to some extent lives on in the Presidency. In China there has been great respect for the Emperor/President who in turn is expected to rule wisely with the best interests of his subjects in mind. To early European visitors to China the structure was considered close to the ideal form of society.

How to get on in China

If you are traveling to China it is essential to know the customs and general etiquette so that you do not unknowingly cause offense. Our customs page covers all areas including giving gifts, banquets, sealing business deals and how to behave in public. Any attempt at understanding Chinese sensibilities will create a good impression.
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